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LOS ANGELES 
MUNICIPAL CODE 63.44 
STANDARD OPERATING 

PROTOCOLS 

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS 


















LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL CODE 63.44 
STANDARD OPERATING PROTOCOLS 
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS 


MICHAEL A. SHULL, 

General Manager, Department of Recreation and Parks 


Signature: 






Date: 



Table of Contents 

METHODOLOGY & PROCEDURES.3 

PROCEDURE #1 - Illegal Dumping.3 

PROCEDURE #2 - Bulky Items.4 

PROCEDURE #3 - Removal/Clean-Up of Stored Personal Property.5 

PROCEDURE #4 - Authorization for Homeless Encampment Clean-up.10 

PROCEDURE #5 - Health & Safety Hazards.ll 

PROCEDURE #6 - Tents and Attachments.13 

TERMINONOLGY.16 

APPENDIX 1 - Major Cleaning Notice.18 

APPENDIX 2 - Pre-Removal Notice.19 

APPENDIX 3 - Post-Removal Notice.20 

APPENDIX 4 - Health Hazard Sheet.21 

APPENDIX 5 - Non-lnfectious Certificate.23 


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INTRODUCTION 

The Department of Recreation and Parks is responsible for the maintenance of 
Parks and Beach Parks owned, managed or maintained by RAP. Parks and Beach 
Parks should be accessible and available to residents and the public at large for 
their intended recreational uses. To maintain Parks and Beach Parks in clean, 
sanitary and accessible conditions, to prevent harm to the health or safety of the 
public, to prevent the misappropriation of Parks and Beach Parks for personal use, 
and to promote the public health and safety, the City recently made amendments 
to the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 63.44 to regulate personal 
property storage in Parks and Beach Parks. 

These protocols outline the operating guidelines, designation of tasks, and scope 
of work for regulating the removal of stored personal property from Parks and 
Beach Parks and the allowance for the impoundment of such property, after the 
provision of notice, as provided for in LAMC 63.44. 

BACKGROUND 

LAMC 63.44 regulates storage of property on the City’s public Parks and Beach 
Parks. The Ordinance’s Declaration of Legislative Intent states, in part, that the 
unauthorized use of Parks and Beach Parks for the storage of personal property 
interferes with the rights of other members of the public to use Parks and Beach 
Parks for their intended recreational uses. The purpose of LAMC 63.44 is to 
maintain Parks and Beach Parks in clean, sanitary and accessible condition for all. 

CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW 

The City Attorney’s Office has reviewed the following LAMC 63.44 protocols for 
conformity with the Ordinance and subsequent amendments. 


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METHODOLOGY & PROCEDURES 


PROCEDURE #1 - Illegal Dumping 

Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) Park Ranger Division, Communication 
Center receives referrals and service requests to remove illegal dumping and 
address sanitary conditions of Parks and Beach Parks involving discarded 
personal property throughout the City. Referrals may be submitted to RAP by 
Council Offices, the Mayor’s Office, LAPD, Neighborhood Councils, 311 Call 
Center, governmental agencies, businesses, business improvement districts, and 
the general public. 


LEAD DEPARTMENT: RAP 

SECONDARY SUPPORT: UNIFIED HOMELESS RESPONSE CENTER (UHRC) 
Illegal Dumping Service Request 

Step #1 - Reports of illegal dumping with an unidentified responsible party 
shall be immediately directed to RAP Maintenance Division for scheduled 
removal. If hazardous materials are suspected, the report will be referred to 
an RAP Park Ranger for further assessment. 

Step#2 - Illegally dumped items in Parks and Beach Parks shall be 
removed by RAP Maintenance Division. 


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PROCEDURE #2 - Bulky Items 


A. LAMC 63.44.B.26(b)(1), (c); 63.44.1.13(b)(1), (c) Bulky Items 

Bulky items are defined as any item that is too large to fit in one of the City's 60 
gallon trash containers with the lid closed, including, but not limited to, a mattress, 
couch, chair or other furniture or appliance. Bulky Item does not include a portable, 
collapsible picnic chair or table. 


LEAD DEPARTMENT: RAP 
SECONDARY SUPPORT: UHRC 

Bulky Items 

Step #1 - Identification or referral of an LAMC 63.44 defined Bulky Item. 
Note: LAMC 63.44.B.26(f)(4) and 63.44.1.13(f)(4) allows immediate removal 
and discarding of non-permitted bulky items from parks and beach parks 
without pre-removal or post-removal notice. Non-electronic bulky items may 
be disposed as trash or rubbish. Electronic bulky items which fall under the 
classification of E-waste (a universal waste) shall be specifically disposed 
of in accordance with 40 CFR. 

Step #2a - Unattended bulky items placed in Parks and Beach Parks may 
be removed immediately by City Employee in accordance with LAMC 
63.44.B.26.(f)(4) and 63.44.1.13(f)(4). 

Step#2b- For the removal of Attended bulky items, RAP will work with the 
individual(s) to allow for the removal of the items. If the person(s) is 
physically or mentally-impaired and incapable of effectuating the removal of 
the item(s), Unified Homeless Response Center will be contacted to assist. 

Step #2c - Bulky Items that are Attended or associated with other Personal 
Property in Parks and Beach Parks shall be assessed for unsafe/unsanitary 
conditions by a RAP Park Ranger prior to removal. If the bulky item is 
identified as a health and safety hazard, the RAP Park Ranger shall follow 
Procedure #5 (Health & Safety Hazards). 


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PROCEDURE #3 - Removal/Clean-Up of Stored Personal Property 

LAMC 63.44 provides that the City may remove Stored Personal Property that is 
placed in any Park or Beach Park. RAP will remove and impound Stored Personal 
Property, whether Attended or Unattended, in accordance with this procedure. 


LEAD DEPARTMENT: RAP 
SECONDARY SUPPORT: UHRC 

ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY (In addition to local & State codes) 

LAMC 63.44.B.26.(f) and 63.44.1.13.(f) Removal of Stored Personal Property; 
Discarding of Stored Personal Property. 

Personal Property remaining in a Park or Beach Park after the daily closure of the 
Park or Beach Park shall be deemed Stored Personal Property. If Personal 
Property is determined to be Stored Personal Property prior to the daily closure of 
a Park or Beach Park, RAP Park Rangers shall document the reasons why such 
Personal Property is determined as Stored. The following protocol shall apply to 
the removal/clean-up of Stored Personal Property: 

Step #1 - AFTER VERIFICATION OF TYPE OF SERVICE REQUEST AND 
ITS LOCATION: RAP Park Rangers will update the Service Request on 
the LA PARKS Management System as necessary: 

1. Type of Service Request; 

2. Description of the Personal Property or homeless encampment(s), 
including photographs of the Personal Property or encampment; 

3. Specific Location within Park and to include GPS coordinates (or 
closest address); 

4. Additional location description (i.e. Northside of swimming pool, 
northeast corner of park, etc.), 

5. Check off the “Initiate Clean-Up Authorization” 


** If the removal/clean-up of Stored Personal Property involves the clean¬ 
up of a Homeless Encampment, RAP shall follow Procedure #4 for 
obtaining authorization for Homeless Encampment clean-up and RAP Park 
Rangers shall verify the approval of the authorization. Once verified, RAP 
Park Rangers shall coordinate and proceed in completing the remaining 
steps of this Procedure #3. 


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Step #2 - RAP UHRC Representative will coordinate scheduling. 

Step #3 - PRE-REMOVAL NOTICING: A pre-removal notice must be 
provided, via sign (in conformance with LAMC 63.44.B.26.(g) and LAMC 
63.44.1.13.(g)) or posted paper notice (See Appendices 1 and 2) at the 
removal/clean-up location a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the 
removal/clean-up date/time. If a paper notice is posted, it shall be 
photographed by RAP Park Rangers to document the notification of the 
pending removal/clean-up. 

Step #3 - “Authorization Pin” for Involuntary Storage will be the service 
request number 

Step #4 - REMOVAL/CLEAN-UP: 

Step #4(a): Prior to commencing the removal/clean-up, if RAP Park 
Rangers are made aware that there is no available capacity for involuntary 
storage, RAP Park Rangers will not proceed with the removal of Stored 
Personal Property. 

Step #4b) - If, at the time of arrival, it is raining and/or the temperature is 
below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, RAP Senior Park Ranger II shall consider 
whether to continue or postpone the removal/clean-up. 

Step #4(c) - City crews from RAP Park Rangers and RAP Maintenance 
Division shall meet at each removal/clean-up location and conduct a safety 
meeting. RAP Park Rangers shall be the lead agency for the removal/clean¬ 
ups, including closing that portion of the Park or Beach Park necessary to 
effectuate the removal/clean-up. RAP Park Rangers will provide site 
security for the removal/clean-up teams. All individuals in the clean-up area 
will be given up to 15 minutes to take their Stored Personal Property and 
vacate the area. If the person(s) is physically or mentally-impaired and 
incapable of effectuating the removal of their Stored Personal Property, 
URHC will be contacted to assist. 

Step #4(6) - RAP Park Rangers shall inspect all property left in the 
removal/clean-up area for health and safety hazards. Health and safety 
hazards, shall be documented, removed, and transported to an authorized 
disposal facility by RAP in accordance with Procedure #6 (Health & Safety 
Hazards). If RAP Park Rangers comes across an unknown hazardous 
material, they will call LASAN for assistance at (800) 974 - 9794 and ask to 
speak to the Senior Duty Officer. RAP Park Rangers will remove any 


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weapons and ammunition. LAPD will remove any explosives. The health 
and safety hazards shall be documented on the Hazard Determination 
sheets by RAP Park Ranger staff (See Appendix 4). 

Step #4(e) - A Designated RAP Employee may remove UNATTENDED 
Stored Personal Property in the removal/clean-up area only if it complies 
with the following procedure: 

1) A Pre-Removal Notice is provided by a sign (in conformance with 
LAMC 63.44.B.26.(g) and LAMC 63.44.1.13.(g) or a posted paper 
notice (Appendix 2) and posted a minimum of 24 hours before 
scheduled removal/clean-up. 

2) Written or photographic evidence shall be prepared documenting 
the general description and location of the Stored Personal 
Property; 

3) The Stored Personal Property shall be bagged and tagged for 
identification purposes; 

4) The Stored Personal Property shall be delivered to a 90 day 
involuntary storage facility. 

Step #4(f) - A Designated RAP Employee may remove ATTENDED Stored 
Personal Property in the removal/clean-up area only if it complies with the 
following procedure: 

1) A Pre-Removal Notice was provided by a sign (in 
conformance with LAMC 63.44.B.26.(g) and LAMC 
63.44.1.13.(g) or a posted paper notice (Appendix 2) and 
posted a minimum of 24 hours before scheduled 
removal/clean-up; 

2) If pre-removal notice was provided by posted paper notice, 
then the removal shall occur no less than 24 hours after the 
posting of the paper Pre-Removal Notice; 

3) Individuals can voluntary dispose of any items with RAP; 

4) RAP may provide a bag or other container capable of 
containing 60 gallons worth of Stored Personal Property to the 
owner of the Stored Personal Property; 


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5) RAP Park Rangers shall direct the owner that he or she will 
have up to 15 minutes to place up to 60 gallons worth of 
Stored Personal Property into the bag or container; 

6) If the owner refuses to or does not place Stored Personal 
Property into the container within the 15-minute period, RAP 
shall remove all such Stored Personal Property in accordance 
with the procedures set forth above for removal/clean-up of 
UNATTENDED Stored Personal Property. 

Step #4(g) - If an individual fails to comply with RAP Park Rangers directive, 
or willfully resists, delays, or obstructs a Designated RAP Employee from 
moving, removing, or impounding Stored Personal Property, RAP Park 
Rangers will proceed within their established Departmental protocols. 

Step #4(h) - If an individual is physically impaired and the impairment limits 
compliance with a RAP Park Ranger’s directives regarding LAMC Section 
63.44, a Designated RAP Employee utilizing personal protective equipment 
may assist the individual with compliance or may contact Unified Homeless 
Response Center to assist. 

If an individual is mentally impaired and incomprehensible, and the 
impairment makes compliance with instructions from a RAP Park Ranger 
regarding LAMC Section 63.44 not possible, RAP Park Ranger shall contact 
UHRC for assistance. 

RAP Park Rangers shall assess items to be removed due to 
unsafe/unsanitary conditions. If there are unsafe/unsanitary conditions, the 
RAP Park Ranger shall follow Procedure #5 (Health & Safety Hazards). 

Step #5 - POST-REMOVAL NOTICING: A Post-Removal Notice 

(Appendix 3) shall be left at the place from which Unattended Personal 
Stored Property was removed, or provided to the owner of the Attended 
removed Stored Personal Property if the owner was present. 

Step # 5(a) - If at any time, a City Employee believes that an individual 
poses a danger to himself, herself or another, including a danger to the City 
Employee, the City Employee shall request assistance from RAP Park 
Rangers. 

Step #5(b) - RAP (or designated contractor) may disinfect removal/clean¬ 
up areas with a sprayed solution of bleach and water that meets Center for 
Disease Control standards for disinfection. 


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Step #6 - DOCUMENTATION; RAP Park Rangers shall document and 
photograph removal/clean-up activities in the LA Parks Management 
System. Any human waste removal and disposal by RAP will require the 
completion and signature of a non-infectious certification form by RAP Park 
Rangers (Appendix 5). 


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PROCEDURE #4 - Authorization for Homeless Encampment Clean-up 

Upon data entry, a Homeless Encampment clean-up authorization number is 
created and assigned to the designated location. The following process must be 
completed in order to obtain full approval and authorization to commence the 
clean-up operation. 


LEAD DEPARTMENT: RAP 
SECONDARY SUPPORT: UHRC 

Homeless Encampment Clean-up Authorization Protocol 

Step #1 - RAP UHRC REPRESENTATIVE (REP) AUTHORIZATION: The 

RAP UHRC REP will review and approve the service request and provide 
situational awareness of the service request approved for clean-up on RAP 
properties. 

Step #2- LAHSA OUTREACH: Prior to any clean-up, RAP will notify Los 
Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) or Other Homeless Service 
Provider (OHSP) and request LAHSA or the OHSP to outreach to the 
homeless individuals in the area and to inform the homeless residents of 
the upcoming clean-up efforts and the requirement to relocate both 
themselves and their possessions from the clean-up areas prior to the 
clean-up date/time. LAHSA or the OHSP shall be requested to visit the 
location to offer available assistance and social services to the homeless in 
the designated area. RAP staff shall follow up with LAHSA or the OHSP to 
determine whether the requested outreach attempts have been made. 

Step #3 -SUPERINTENDENT OF RAP OPERATIONS - GRIFFITH 
REGION AUTHORIZATION: Next, the service request shall be reviewed 
and approved by the RAP - Superintendent of Griffith Region, or his/her 
designee. The authorization is valid for up to 90 days after approval or 
until completion of the clean-up at the location, whichever comes first. 

Step #4 - HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT CLEAN-UP SCHEDULING: RAP 

Park Rangers in coordination with the RAP UHRC Representative shall 
program and schedule encampment clean-ups. 

Step #5- POST-AUTHORIZATION: See Procedure #3 


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PROCEDURE #5 - Health & Safety Hazards 

The purpose of this procedure outlines how RAP Park Rangers determine the 
health hazard potential of the personal property, item(s) or substance(s) found in 
the Park or Beach Park. The RAP Park Ranger will ultimately determine if the 
property, item or substance poses any potential health risk(s) and requires removal 
and disposal. 


LEAD DEPARTMENT: RAP 
SECONDARY SUPPORT: UHRC 

ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY 

LAMC 63.44.B.26.(f)(5) and 63.44.1.13.(f)(5) immediate threat to health or safety 
of the public 

Materials are considered to be health hazards when there is statistically significant 
evidence based on at least one study conducted in accordance with established 
scientific principles that acute or chronic health effects may occur in exposed 
persons. Health and safety hazards shall be removed immediately. Notice posting 
(informing the public of the violation) is not required. If a person refuses to 
relinquish substances or materials deemed health or safety hazards, law 
enforcement will proceed with their established protocol. Health or safety hazards 
shall be documented and removed by RAP and transported to an authorized 
disposal facility immediately. 

Health Hazard Assessment Protocol 

Step #1 - The RAP Park Ranger shall walk Park or Beach Park to visually 
identify items which may pose a health hazard. 

Step #2 - RAP Park Rangers shall visually identify flammable, toxic, 
reactive, and corrosive substances. 

Step #3 - Utilizing the Field Checklist in Appendix 4, the RAP Park Ranger 
will determine the health hazard potential of the item or substance as well 
as whether the item or substance poses any potential health risk. The RAP 
Park Ranger can use the back of the form “ List of Hazardous 
Materials/Waste and Potentially Hazardous Materials ” as reference for 
health hazard assessments. If any item or substance meets any of the 


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descriptions on the list, then the item or substance may be deemed 
hazardous (see Appendix 4). If RAP Park Rangers comes across an 
unknown hazardous material, they will call LASAN for assistance at (800) 
974 - 9794 and ask to speak to the Senior Duty Officer. 

Step #4 - If the item is a health hazard or a potential health hazard and is 
made of fabric, wood, or other permeable substances, the item shall be 
removed by RAP (or designated contractor) for disposal. RAP (or 
designated contractor) shall also remove all biohazard items (e.g., 
contaminated with blood, human waste, etc.). RAP shall place the item on 
a vehicle and transport to an authorized disposal facility. 

Step #5 - If the item is a health hazard or potential health hazard and is 
made of metal, glass, or any other non-permeable substance, the object 
may be disinfected. 

Step #6 - If the item is a sharp, the RAP Park Ranger will use the appropriate 
equipment and tools to remove the sharps and place them in a sharps 
container for disposal. 

Step #7 - RAP Park Ranger shall document on the Health Hazard 
Determination form each of the hazardous item(s) or substance(s), check 
off the applicable box(es) on the sheet, and fill in the date, time, and location 
information. The Park Ranger shall sign the form and photograph the 
item(s) to be destroyed. 

Step #8- In instances when the hazardous materials are Attended, to the 
extent appropriate as determined by the Park Ranger, RAP will work with 
the individual to remove the hazardous materials. If the individual fails to 
comply with RAP directives, or willfully resists, delays, or obstructs a 
Designated RAP Employee from removing the hazardous materials, the 
Designated RAP Employee shall request support from RAP Park Rangers 
and will proceed within their established Departmental protocols and RAP 
will proceed with the cleanup and removal of the items. 


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PROCEDURE #6 - Tents and Attachments 


Pursuant to LAMC 63.44.B.26.(d) and LAMC 63.44.1.13.(d), except for areas 
expressly designated for camping, no person shall erect, configure or construct 
Tent in any Park or Beach Park. Pursuant to LAMC 63.44.B.26.(e) and 
63.44.1.13.(e), No Person shall erect any barrier against or lay string or join any 
wires, ropes, chains or otherwise attach any Personal Property to any of the City's 
real or personal property or trees or plants in a Beach Park, including, but not 
limited to, a building or portion or protrusion thereof, playground equipment, sports 
equipment, exercise equipment, fencing, netting, trash can, gazebo, pagoda, pole, 
post, bike rack, drinking fountain, sign, table, bench, tree, bush, shrub or plant, 
without the City's prior written consent. 


LEAD DEPARTMENT: RAP 
SECONDARY SUPPORT: URHC 

Tent Protocol 

Step #1 - A Designated City Employee may deconstruct any Attended Tent if the 
Designated City Employee complies with the following; 

1) If the Tent is occupied, the Designated City Employee shall direct 
any occupant to vacate the Tent; 

2) If any and all occupants vacate the Tent, the Designated City 
Employee shall advise the owner that he or she will have up to 15 
minutes to deconstruct the Tent; 

3) If any occupant of the Tent refuses to vacate the Tent, the 
Designated City Employee should contact RAP Park Rangers for 
assistance and RAP Park Ranger shall proceed within their 
established Departmental protocols; 

Step #2 - If an individual fails to comply with the directive, or willfully resists, delays 
or obstructs a Designated City Employee from taking down or deconstructing a 
Tent, the Designated City Employee shall request support from law enforcement 
and law enforcement will proceed within their established Departmental protocols. 

Step #3 - If an individual is physically impaired and the impairment limits 
compliance with a Designated City Employee’s directives regarding LAMC Section 
63.44, the Designated City Employee shall offer to assist the individual with 
compliance or may contact URHC to assist. 


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If an individual is mentally impaired and the impairment makes incomprehensible 
compliance with instructions from a Designated City Employee regarding LAMC 
Section 63.44, the Designated City Employee shall contact UHRC for assistance, 
and shall continue with the clean-up. 

Step #5- If at any time, a City Employee believes that an individual poses a danger 
to himself, herself or another, including a danger to the City Employee, the City 
Employee shall request law enforcement assistance. 

Step #6 - Without notice, a City Employee may deconstruct any erected 
Unattended Tent. Once deconstructed, the Tent shall be removed, bagged, 
tagged, and stored, unless it is a health hazard. If a health hazard, the City 
Employee shall remove the Tent in conformance with Procedure #3. The personal 
property in the Tent shall be removed following proper personal property protocols. 
A post removal notice (See Appendix 3) as required by LAMC Section 63.44; shall 
be posted for the tent. 

Step #7 - The personal property around the Tent shall not be removed unless they 
are a health hazard or violate ADA safe passage or access to property. If removed, 
proper personal property protocols will be followed. 

Attachment Protocol 

In accordance with LAMC 63.44.B.26.(e) and LAMC 63.44.1.13.(e), no Person 
shall erect any barrier against or lay string or join any wires, ropes, chains or 
otherwise attach any Personal Property to any of the City's real or personal 
property or trees or plants in a Park, including, but not limited to, a building or 
portion or protrusion thereof, playground equipment, sports equipment, exercise 
equipment, fencing, netting, trash can, gazebo, pagoda, pole, post, bike rack, 
drinking fountain, sign, table, bench, tree, bush, shrub or plant, without the City's 
prior written consent. 

Step #1 - A Designated City Employee may remove any Attended Attachment to 
Park or Beach Park property only as set forth below: 

1) The Designated City Employee shall direct the owner that he or she 
has up to 15 minutes to remove the Attachment; 

2) If the owner refuses to or does not remove the Attachment, a 
Designated City Employee may remove the Attachment; and 

3) Any Personal Property contained around the Attachment shall not be 
removed without notice (See Procedure #3) unless they are a health 
hazard or violate ADA safe passage or access to property. If 
removed, proper personal property protocols will be followed. 


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Step #2 - If an individual fails to comply with a Designated City Employee directive, 
or willfully resists, delays or obstructs a Designated City Employee from removing 
the Attachment(s), the Designated City Employee shall request support from law 
enforcement and law enforcement will proceed within their established 
Departmental protocols. 

Step #3 - If an individual is physically impaired and the impairment limits 
compliance with a Designated City Employee’s directives regarding LAMC Section 
64.33, the Designated City Employee shall offer to assist the individual with 
compliance or may contact UHRC to assist. 

If an individual is mentally impaired and the impairment makes incomprehensible 
compliance with instructions from a Designated City Employee regarding LAMC 
Section 63.44, the Designated City Employee shall contact UHRC for assistance. 

Step #4 - If at any time a City Employee believes that an individual poses a danger 
to himself, herself or another, including a danger to the City Employee, the City 
Employee shall request law enforcement assistance. 

Step #5 - A Designated City Employee may remove any Unattended Attachment 
to Park or Beach Park property unless the Attachment was erected pursuant to 
written permission from the City. Personal Property around the Unattended 
Attachment shall not be removed without notice (See Procedure #3) unless they 
are a health hazard or violate ADA safe passage or access to property. If removed, 
proper personal property protocols will be followed. 


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TERMINONOLGY 


BEACH - Defined in the Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44 shall mean and include 
public seashore and shoreline areas boarding the Pacific Ocean that are owned, 
managed or controlled by the City 

BULKY ITEM - Defined in Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44 as; any item that is 
too large to fit in one of the City's 60 gallon trash containers with the lid closed, 
including, but not limited to, a mattress, couch, chair or other furniture or appliance. 
Bulky Item does not include a portable, collapsible picnic chair or table. 

DESIGNATED CITY EMPLOYEE - Los Angeles City employee 

HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT - are locations where one or more homeless people 
live or store personal property in an unsheltered area. (CalEPA, CalRecycle 
Defined). 

LAFD - Los Angeles Fire Department 
LAHSA - Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority 
LAPD - Los Angeles Police Department 
LASAN - Los Angeles Sanitation 

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - Any appointed governmental employee with 
Peace Officer arrest authority listed under California Penal Code Section 830. 

OHSP - Other Homeless Services Provider 

PARK - Defined in the Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44 shall include every 
public park, roadside rest area, playground, zoological garden, ocean, beach or 
other recreational facility area, together with any parking lot, reservoir, pier, 
swimming pool, golf course, court, field, bridle path, trail, or other recreational 
facility, or structure thereon, in the City of Los Angeles which is owned, controlled, 
operated or managed by the Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners. 

PERSON - Defined in Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44 as; any individual, group, 
business, business trust, company, corporation, joint venture, joint stock company, 
partnership, entity, association, club or organization composed of two or more 
individuals (or manager, lessee, agent servant, officer or employee). 

PERSONAL PROPERTY - Defined in Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44 as; any 
and all tangible property, and includes, but is not limited to, goods, materials, 


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merchandise, Tents, tarpaulins, bedding, sleeping bags, hammocks, and personal 
items such as luggage, backpacks, clothing, documents, medication and 
household items. 

RAP - Department of Recreation & Parks 

STORE, STORED, or STORING - Defined in Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44 
means to put aside or accumulate for use when needed, to put for safekeeping, to 
place or leave in a location. Personal Property is presumed “stored” if remaining 
on a Park or Beach Park after closure. 

TENT - Defined in Los Angeles Municipal Code 63.44 as; any tarpaulin, cover, 
structure or shelter, made of any material which is not open on all sides and which 
hinders an unobstructed view behind or into the area surrounded by the tarpaulins, 
cover, structure or shelter. 

UHRC - Unified Homeless Response Center 


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APPENDIX 1 - Major Cleaning Notice 



NOTICE: MAJOR CLEANING 

INCLUDES SIDEWALKS, ALLEYS, PARKS, 
BEACH, PARKING LOTS, AND OTHER 
PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS 

AX AREA CLEANING WILL COMMENCE AT THIS 
LOCATION ON: 

Thursday, March XX, 2015 at 07:00 a.in. 

PLEASE REMOVE ALL PERSONAL 
BELONGINGS, INCLUDING BULKY ITEMS 
BY 

Thursday. March XX, 2015 bv 06:00 a.m. 

This effort is designed to clean, improve and maintain a safe environment for the 
general public. The City may use power wash and street cle aning equipment to 
clean and disinfect the sidewalks, alleys, parks and other public access areas. 

Please remove all personal belongings, including bulky items from sidewalks, 
alleys, parks, and public access areas. All property r emaining will be removed by 
the City. Property left behind, except for items that pose an immediate threat to 
public health or safety, trash, and evidence of a crime or contraband, will be 
collected by the City and kept in a secure location for a period of 90 days during 
which time it may be retrieved by its rightful owner. 

Items collected by the City may be retrieved at: 

507 Towne Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90013 
Monday - Friday 

(9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) 

213-806-6355 

The City of Los Angeles greatly appreciates your cooperation as we initiate 
necessary measures to ensure that your co mmuni ties are safe and healthy. 


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APPENDIX 2 - Pre-Removal Notice 



NOTICE 


STORAGE OF PERSONAL ITEMS IN THE PARK OR BEACH PARK IS 

PROHIBITED 

Personal Property has been Stored in violation of Section 63.44.(B)(26)(f) and 
63.44.(I)(13)(f) will be removed by the City if the Person who stored the Personal 
Property in the Park does not remove the Personal Property from the Park within 
24 hours. 

All Personal Property remaining will be removed by the City. Property left behind, 
except for items that pose an immediate threat to public health or safety, trash, 
and evidence of a crime or contraband, will be collected by the City and kept in a 
secure location for a period of 90 days. The rightful owner of the personal 
property may retrieve them at: 

507 Towne Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90013 

For Information, Please Call: 

213-806-6355 

Personal Property not claimed within 90 days of removal may be discarded. 

POSTING LOCATION:_ 

POST DATE: _, TIME:_, PARK RANGER CASE #:_ 


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APPENDIX 3 - Post-Removal Notice 



POSTED 


PROPERTY CAN BE RECOVERED AT 

507 Towne Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90013 

Monday - Friday 

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. 

Property left behind at/or near_ 

has been removed in violation of Section 63.44.(B)(26)(f), 63.44.(l)(13)(f), and/or 56.11. Absent 
an immediate threat to public health or safety, removed items will be maintained in a secure 
location for a period of 90 days for the rightful owner to retrieve. 

Description of Item taken:_ 


Personal Property not claimed within 90 days of removal may be discarded. 

If you left property and believe that it was removed, you may be able to retrieve it at the location 
listed above. Please be prepared to describe the property, its location and the date you believe 
it was removed. You will have your photograph taken and be required to sign an affidavit to 
declare ownership. 

DATE:_ 

For Information, Please Call: 

213-806-6355 


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APPENDIX 4 - Health Hazard Sheet 


(CITY OF LOS ANGELES 
WATERSHED PROTECTION DIVISION 

HEALTH HAZARD CHECKLIST 

Date:_ Time:_Case Number:_ 

Location Description;_ 

Item Description:_ 

Health Hazard Determination:( check all that apply) 

□ Toxin / poison_ 

□ Flammable_ 

□ Corrosive_ 

□ Reactive_ 

□ Highly-compressed gas or liquid_ 

□ Motor oil or other petroleum oil_ 

□ Substances listed in Title 22_ 

□ Substances, wastes, or materials which may have come in contact with a hazardous substance. 


Health Hazard or infectious agent._ 

□ Biohazard / infectious / sharp / infested material 

□ Contaminated items (see table below) _ 


Contaminated items that were disposed of 

Clothing 

Tent 

Perishables 

Book/toiletries 

Others 




















































Comments: 


WPD Officer Name (Print):. 


Signature: 


1/4/2016 - Revision 3.0 - draft 


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HEALTH AND SAFETY CLEAN-UP OPERATION 

LIST OF HAZARDOUS ALATERLALS/WASTE AND POTENTLALLY 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 


1. Biohazards/infectious such as human sanitary waste including excrement and urine, human 
blood, other human body fluids, human parts, materials contaminated with human fluids, syringes, 
syringe needles, razor blades, other medical or laboratory "sharps", drug paraphernalia, materials 
potentially-infestedwith lice, fleas, bedbugs, bacteria, or viruses, materials potentially in contact with 
vectors such as rodents and birds, and materials orsubstances which may potentially harbor 
infectious agents. 

2. Toxins / poisons such as pesticides, mercury-containing bulbs, asbestos materials, e-waste, etc. 

3. Flammables such as gasoline, propane, butane, lighterfluid, oil-based paints, mineral spirits, paint 
thinner, acetone, petroleum-based solvents, oxygen tanks, and other materials with flashpoints under 
141 degrees F 

4. Corrosives such as batteries, muriatic acid (swimming pool acid), acids equalto lessthan pH 
2.0, caustic degreasers/cleaners, bases equal to or greaterthan 12.5. 

5. Reacttyfi&such as chlorine, oxidizers, peroxides, hydrogen peroxide, explosives, radioactive, 
ammunition, etc. 

6. Highly-compressed gases or liquids 

7. Motor oil 

8. Any substances listed in Title 22 of the California Health and Safety Code 


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APPENDIX 5 - Non-lnfectious Certificate 



ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC, 


Non-lnfectious Certification 

[jo: Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. 


I hereby certify that the waste material being shipped to Clean Harbors under Profile 

#___ _ has been rendered non-infectious and is neither infectious nor does it contain 

any organisms known to be a threat to human health, (this also includes materials which contain 
or have come into contact with tissue or body fluids derived from human or animal source} 

This certification is based upon my knowledge of the material and: 

_The waste was never exposed to potentially infectious materials. 

_The following method of disinfection was employed: 

Chemical Sterilization*_ 

Other: _ , _ 


^Common Disinfectants 

Check 

Bleach Solutions 1 


Formaldehyde 


Gluteraldehyde 


Phenol 


Other / Cleaners: 

(please specify) 



THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the above is an accurate description of the methods used and 
all contents are specified and known. 


Authorized signature: ___ Date: 

Generator Name:_ Address:_ 


1 The Department of Labor (DOL) has acknowledged, and in agreement with the 
recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control, that a 
solution of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite diluted 1:10 with water is effective for 
disinfecting. Therefore, this is an acceptable method of disinfecting/sterilizing possibly 
contaminated waste 


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